At the passing on of my wife I...

At the passing on of my wife I became disheartened and felt that I did not wish to live any longer. One morning as I was talking on the telephone, I suddenly became unsteady and felt a strange lack of control over my body. I tried to continue the conversation, but it became evident to me that I was slipping from consciousness, and I therefore concluded the call. Then I collapsed on the floor with a bump.

The next thing I knew, I heard my sister saying, "God is your Life," and I replied, "I know that." Then I became conscious of pain. Later a Christian Science practitioner, whom my sister had called, visited me at my bedside, and prior to her departure all pain ceased. That afternoon a Christian Science lecture was to be given. I told my sister that I was going, and arrangements were made for my son to drive me to it. I am grateful that I was able to attend and to remain throughout the lecture, for I felt so greatly uplifted that I accepted an invitation to go for a picnic many miles from home the next morning, and I enjoyed the outing.

Not long after the uplift received at the lecture, however, the former sense of depression returned, together with a desire to give up to the last enemy. This wrong state of mind continued for about eighteen months, during which I had three serious relapses. I struggled against them only because I felt that it was not right for me to surrender.

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Testimony of Healing
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June 12, 1954

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